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Poble Espanyol's Best Picnic Spots and Restaurants

The Poble Espanyol is a one-of-a-kind museum on Barcelona's famed Montjuic hill: made up of 117 buildings, the "museum" is actually a full-sized Iberian village. Filled with great spots to indulge in the local gastronomy, here are our recommendations!

Tapes Tapas

Tapes Tapas

Hidden away, this gem of a restaurant is absolutely worth seeking out. Tapes Tapas is one of those rare spots where you can enjoy exquisite tapas without breaking the bank.

El Tablao de Carmen

El Tablao de Carmen

The famous El Tablao de Carmen hosts some of the most amazing flamenco shows in Barcelona. Insider's tip: book a table downstairs, you'll have a much better view of the dancers!

La Font de Prades

Looking for a no-frills yet delicious traditional meal at a reasonable price? Then La Font de Prades is the place for you. The charming outside area is ideal for balmy evenings.

Picnic Area

Picnic Area

At the top of the village, there's a large and beautiful picnic area, offering an idyllic spot for families to enjoy an open-air meal in the shade of the pine trees.

Picnic in the plaza

Picnic in the plaza

Picnics are allowed throughout the village, so you can also enjoy a snack in one of the many picturesque squares, such as the large Plaza Mayor or the quaint Plaza de la Fuente.

Our insider tips

Best period to visit

Though a visit to the Poble Espanyol is delightful on any sunny day, it's especially worth it during the summer months thanks to the many outdoor concerts and events. The outdoor cinema is also open in the summer – the perfect cap to a day of walking and discovery.

Artisans at work

Make sure to check out the 40 or so artisans throughout the village, many of whom will exhibit their craft for your enjoyment. The glass blower is particularly popular.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Poble Espanyol opens at 9am, closing times vary by day of the week.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at just 9,60 € and increase with package options and tours.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide is not necessary, but a tour guide can enhance your experience with historical context.
  • How to get there
    Take metro line 1 or 3 to Espanya, or bus 13, 23 or 150 to Poble Espanyol.
  • Additional information

    • Skates, scooters, balls and bicycles are not allowed in the village.

    • You can go in and out of the village throughout the day, as long as you show your ticket at the door.

What people are saying about Poble Espanyol

Easy to get to and the castle is well worth a visit!

A bit of a queue but it goes down quickly enough. Disappointed that a whole group 15 plus Russians pushed in front of us and no body said anything! However I was glad they were out of the way! Very rude! But the cable car was well worth it for the views! I would recommend you get on at mirador go down the rack then all the back up to the castle ... the queue are shorter there!

Regular service, very friendly and helpful staff

Great regular service, clean and tidy buses, very helpful audio and friendly staff

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Gregory, 02/16/2019

A great way to see the city sights when time is limited

Easy book online service, two good routes to choose from. Devices on board were great..rain cover upstairs, good audio and helpful staff.

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Jacqueline, 11/08/2018

A fantastic way to check out the city sites!

It was a lovely day to see the sites and amazing buildings of Barcelona. Also having the opportunity to get on and off to visit the parks then enjoy ice creams along the way made our day more enjoyable. I would recommend everyone does this when visiting this beautiful city.

Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off Tour: 1 or 2- Day Ticket Reviewed by Martin, 08/24/2018

It is a well planned route. Good opportunity to discover the city

It is very helpful to get to see all the attractions and decide which we want to take more time at. It gave me a broad look of the city

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by GLORIA, 08/22/2018

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